Boonyasith Reclaims PL Rookie and Earns GEICO Student-Athlete of the Week

Jacob Boonyasith

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. — American University men's basketball freshman Jacob Boonyasith took home his second-straight Patriot League Rookie of the Week award and first GEICO Student-Athlete of the Week after a season-best performance in a home win against Army West Point.

Boonyasith averaged 11.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists to help American go 1-1 with a win over Army West Point on Saturday. Against the Black Knights, the defending Patriot League Rookie of the Week scored 20 points, connecting on 8-of-11 from the floor.

He is one of two rookies this season to reclaim the award and is the only player to be voted in twice during conference play. Navy's John Carter Jr. is a three-time PL Rookie of the Week.

American hosts Loyola Maryland on Wednesday evening at Bender Arena.